Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species appears to be restricted to the south-central highlands and the flank of the eastern escarpment of Madagascar. It is only known from less than 10 sites, although it may be difficult to trap. It is found between 850 and 2,450 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Appears to be largely confined to montane areas of the central eastern portion of the central highlands (only above the forest zone in Andringitra). It tends to occur in moist bottomland. It is semi-fossorial. There is nothing known about the ecology of this species, and it is not known if it can be found in modified habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Goodman, S., Jenkins, P. & Olson, L. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section)

Reviewer/s
Rathbun, G. (Afrotheria Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements. Even though it is difficult to trap, the majority of specimens of this species were collected more than a hundred years ago.

History
  • 2006
    Data Deficient
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Data Deficient
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population status of this species. It may be difficult to trap.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are generally not known, and it may be that there are no major threats to the species. It occurs outside forested zones, and may be less affected by current levels of deforestation than many other species of forest-dependent small mammals.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from the Andringitra National Park. Further studies are needed into the ecology, population abundance and threats to this species.
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Wikipedia

Four-toed rice tenrec

The four-toed rice tenrec (Oryzorictes tetradactylus) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swamps.[2]

References

  1. ^ Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Goodman, S., Jenkins, P. & Olson, L. (2008). Oryzorictes tetradactylus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
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